From 419 scammers to corrupt politicians and businessmen, corruption has arguably become an acceptable way of life in Nigeria. Indeed, corruption is so pervasive that the economy revolves around it. In other words, if Nigeria's culture of corruption were totally eradicated today, the economy might instantly implode, causing even more unemployment and national suffering than the country currently endures. And then we have the steadily growing wealth and income gaps in Nigeria - among the worst in the world - which the culture of corruption exacerbates. Worse yet, this corrupt environment is typical of many if not most African countries: If an African country isn't plagued by war and ethnic conflict, then it will necessarily be plagued by greedy politicians and corrupt political systems, not to mention backwards economics policies that keep economies from growing and standards of living from rising. Is it really a surprise, then, that foreign investors hate investing in Africa? When will Africans wake up and realize that we need to get rid of these corrupt, greedy, incompetent "leaders" so that OUR continent can finally get the international respect it deserves? And Nigeria, perhaps one of the most prominent African nations, should lead the charge. Sadly, I doubt anything will change in the near or far future, and thus, Nigeria and the rest of Africa will continue to suffer. America is a pathetic nation full of its own incompetent idiots, but I'm glad I don't live in Africa. I give up.